Katie Goes Disney

This is a blog about my journey into the world of a Disney College Programer I'll be arriving May 19th and be in the most magical place on earth until January 3rd. I'll be doing Quick Service Food and Beverage! Can't wait to chill with everyone in Flordia!



Saturday, June 5, 2010

DISNEY!

So, If you haven't figured out I've been here about 16 days. So, far it's been amazing and I've met all kinds of people weird, funny, big, small, from all over the United States, Mexico, PR, South Africa, and France. Not to mention all the guest I've served from around the world. I don't really have enough time to write the bog I wanted to write but I wanted to stop in and just say Hi.

I also realized I never told you where I'm working, etc. So, I'm working at Typhoon Lagoon (means free waterpark access for me....just saying) in QSFB. I got trained at almost all the locations around the park for QS and it was lots fun to see the different areas. Now moving on to livin, I live in a 3 Bedroom in Patterson Court with 5 other girls. Christeen is my direct roommate as planned, and then there one more pre-matched pair via disney roommate matching, and one more that didn't know each other until they got here. Essentially we used all three methods of getting a roommates and everyone seems to get along. There four of us who have gotten pretty close and spend the time hanging out. But, every once in a while there all 6 of around. I know you hear you don't see your roommate/s but we have the thing is planning whether it's a two hour excursion to Hollywood studios a trip to wal-mart, or just watching a movie make the effort if you guys really click. At the same time you will have times your the only one here and trust me it's VERY nice. Especially if it's like after work.

That's all for now. Add me on facebook check out the picture.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I'm not in Orlando.

So I got to Orlando around dinner time today. We went to 1900 Park Fare @ the Grand Floridian. It was amazing and was really the first time I had ever been inside it and outside. The down side to me is that the pools weren't anything to special. But, the inside of course was gorgeous. Anyways we got back and went swimming at our hotel, we're staying at the Holiday Inn and Sunspree we also found Vista Way by mistake, but at least we know where were going Wednesday. Tomorrow. I think we're going to go hang out in EPCOT and go to dinner in Germany. Well, anyone checking in on the 19th see you at check in, everyone else see you when you get here.

P.S. Check out my facebook for photos of my trip.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bags Packed...Checked...Car Packed....Checked

Hey Guys,
So I wanted to give you the 411 on the last bit of my time at home pre-Disney. I leave in appoximentoy 18 hours. I'm so excited, so nervous, happy, and sad. A little bit of mix emotions. But, I know once I get there everything is going to be amazing. I'm also going to have an awesome time on my trip down with my dad. We're leaving tomorrow at like 6am. Then driving, we're gonna stop at the ocean a few times. Like twice once in like NC/SC and once in Florida. My check in is on Wednesday.

I'm one load of laundry away from being packed. Actually I would have been done but tonnight I'm gonna do a load with the clothes, I'm wearing now. I have no intention of sleeping tonight because my best friends coming over around 9PM and because I have to be in the car by 6am....I think we're gonna watch some Movies, hang out, maybe play some games. So, eventually my plan is to put on my traveling clothes and just hang out in them. I'll prolly take a shower at some random hour of the night too.

The last thing to do before my friend gets here is clean my room. Well I think I'm gonna eat some lunch first though...I'm not sure if I'll be able to access the internet before I get to Disney, if I do I'll give you an update. If I don't then I'll see you or update you in Disney!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

I just wanted to stop in quickly and say Happy Mothers Day to everyone, especially to the one I call Mom! We went to the Tulip Festival and a coffee shop and spent some time together....now everyone ready for a nap.

At this time next week I will be driving in the car probably somewhere around Virgina by now maybe a little bit further about to check into a hotel for the first night. I'm hoping to convince my dad that we should go to some Beach on the 18th. Maybe Daytona or Cocoa. So we'll have to drive like 8 hours a day and then two hours the last.

But I'm getting so excited I can't wait to see EVERYONE!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Blog Clean Out.

I cleaned out a lot of my old bogus Blog Entry and left only the good ones. lol. In preperation for Disney. I will be leaving so soon it's crazy but I'm so excited to get going!

Monday, April 26, 2010

3 weeks....or so.

In just about three week I will be packing my car and heading to Orlando with my daddy...or I will be arriving in Orlando. My dad's deciding if he's driving me down Monday and Tuesday or on the weekend and leaving me there before...so yea. Aren't you glad we've planned this out.

At this point in time I'm about 90% packed there some things I can't pack until like the day before and I literally throw it in a bag and head out.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Packing List Download for anyone who's interested...

I upload the list to the internet so anyone could download it... the link is http://www.4shared.com/get/255045803/b58fffa5/Katie_DCPchecklist.html

If it doesn't work for you or if you can't see it or something email me @ kitkat120689@yahoo.com .  I was going to look up people email addresses but decided this is way easier.

Monday, March 29, 2010

51 days...

I don't really have anything to blog about but I have blogged in a few days...

I think though I somewhat officially have all 6 roommates. YEAH US! lol. So yea I'm very EXCITED.

I also don't know if anyone interested but I've made a pretty thorough packing/checklist thing on excel. If anyone looking for something as a base. I'd be happy to send it to you. I've been trying to run it pass different people and figure what i'm forgetting. Some of it's you don't NEED need but I've been thinking of everything you could potentially need. It's also pretty easy to edit. So yea message me if you want it.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Last book you read?

Does my text book count.....lol. Umm the last book I read for fun I think was I started the first twilight book. and i started the last Harry Potter book....I love to read but I just been reading tezt books like all the time. I also read a lot of magazines...I like to surf Wikipedia too, going from one article to the next I find it so amusing. My goal before disney is to get some good books...I know I want to get the Last Song, I almost got that around Christmas time but then didn't. But, I have a gift card to Barnes and Noble so Im gonna crash the book store before I leave cause Ill need something for the long drive.

Ask me anything

Sunday, February 28, 2010

80 Days!

So this is a random quick post. But today is 80 days. And, I've come to the conclusion that everytime you hit a "_0" number it'll seem like Disney a whole lot close! 80 days seems so much close than 84 or 89 days which indeed it is but it seems more closer than before! So, yea a better blog tomorrow. And, I'm working on an idea for vlog for someday soon.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Answer from Disney

This has absolutely nothing to do with my acceptance to Disney or anything like that! My I had written Disney on Monday I believe for two different things. One was to request a work location. Like I've said I requested more than 1 location. They wrote back saying that they have recorded my request in my file and that as I already knew nothing is guaranteed. The Second thing was that I received two different pay rate; one in my email and one in my letter. They only differed my 10 cents but 10 cents is 10 cents. And, yes I will be getting the high one.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Things You Can do or Buy Now For Florida

So I'm aware that anyone doing Fall Advantage the earliest Arrival date is still 83 days, which is 12 weeks away! So here is things you can do each week to get ready!

Week 12: Go through your shoe collection! If you're like me you have a lot of shoes, but no NOT all can come to Florida! So I suggest going through your collection to see which ones are good/bad and if there's any you need to get. Remember some days it's going to rain so you'll prolly want more than one pair of sneakers…so you don't have to wear wet ones! Make sure you have casual dress shoes for the days you have to wear business casual Attire!

Week 11: Go to your local Christmas tree shop! They always have a lot of stuff there that you could potentially use for your apartment such as: Dish Towels, Pot Holders, Storage Containers, and Spices…Besides Spices a lot of these won't matter if you have MORE than one in each apartment! Occasionally, they also have things like shower curtains, picture frames, and other stuff you may want or need for your apartment.

Week 10: Sunscreen. Go buy yourself one or two things of sunscreen…unless you're flying because it might not be allowed on the flight, if you are make sure you put it on the list of things to get when you arrive.

Week 9: Buy Socks, Dress Socks, and all those under clothes stuff! These you can easily but in the packages and keep to the side for when you go! If you have a k-mart buy you normally the first week of every month they have buy one get on half off on all this stuff! Lol.

Week 8: Clean any Sheets, blankets, towels that are coming to Florida but, you don't need around your house! I wrote this before but here's what I suggest get 1 Beach Towel, 2 Regular Towels, 1 hand towel and wash cloth, 2 sets of sheets, one Blanket and Comforter, potentially you might want a third cover just in case!

Week 7: Invest in your business Casual Wardrobe, If you don't have anything go and get it, if you have everything than your all set, But I also suggest packing it now, so one it's not forgotten and two it doesn't get ruined. To bring I suggest having 2-3 bottoms and 4-5 tops. You can interchange them and get about 15 different outfits out of them without repeating, if you're not taking classes 1-2 and 2-3 is what I suggest for the just in case factor.

Week 6: Accessories! Well if you don't bring any jewelry, watches, hats, scarves, etc. You will not have them. So I suggest looking through you stuff and see what your need or want. Make sure to check the Disney Look Guide and Your Role Rules to see what jewelry is aloud while working! I know as QSFB I'm pretty much only aloud earrings (I suggest just getting some cute studs cause it's the easiest to stay in the code!) There are exceptions to the rules such as medical ids (might have to be worn on your ankle) and commitment rings but make sure you check your own letters!

Week 5: Toiletries! If you're driving feel free to pick up shampoo, condition, hair spray, hair products, soap, or anything like that you need. You could wait to but this when you get down there but after a long day of moving in you might not want to go to the store but could use a hot shower!

Week 4: Start cleaning and packing clothes that you will be bringing to Florida but don't need for the next little bit! What you need and how much depends on your particular style I would suggest seeing what you wear in one week and then packing according to what you use.

Week 3: Buy anything you thing you might need but don't already have! You're night going to be wanting to go out shopping when you're getting down to the last week or two so get it over with now.

Week 2: Finish PACKING. If you're done at the end of this week all you have to do is pack the car or load the car for the airport.

Week 1: Find any documents you need, print your on boarding documents, say good bye to family and friends potentially you could have a dinner (you might get some cool stuff to bring with you!) Make sure you have the address of family and friends to send post card, pictures, and birthday cards. Or to just call when you miss home or them! Buy Double AA batteries!

So that is what you should do or get over the next 12 weeks. You can slowly back your stuff or pack it as you buy it. These are just suggestions and make life easier if you don't wait to the last second!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

formspring.me

What is your QSFB dream location?

My dream QSFB if I could do absolutely anywhere I would say... Lottawatta Lodge it's in Blizzard Beach. I really kind of want to work in a waterpark...and if QSFB is the way I have to do then be it...lol. It seems like a cool place to work. My Runner Up would prolly be Pizza Planet...actully that would prolly be my DREAM location but I don't want to get my hopes up. lol. I actully requested some locations and here's the other ones I put on my list:
-Peco's Bill Tall Tale Cafe
-Starring Rolls Cafe
-and the one I forgot the name of but it's the ice cream shop in MK. lol.

Ask me anything

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Disney Dash

Okay so I stole this from the facebook group board....But I'm totally gonna get some friends and do this when we get down there maybe not for competive purpose but it would make an awesome scrap book. lol.
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Disney Dash

Welcome to the Disney Dash. Teams of 3-6 will have one month to take the best photographs they can to get points. The teams will also have chances to create movies about the Disney Theme Park experience. Points will be distributed based on completion, competition, creativity, and amount of the team involved.

Let the magic begin!

Categories
1. The Team (Up to three points)
a. Create a team name (one point)
b. Express team name through a photograph (two points possible)
2. Specific items in the parks (Up to twenty-eight points)
a. Points vary by how much of team is in the picture
i. Photo in front of Cinderella’s castle (three points possible)
ii. Photo in front of Spaceship Earth (three points possible)
iii. Photo in front of The Tree of Life (three points possible)
iv. Photo in front of The Sorcerer’s Hat (three points possible)
v. Photo of a President in a Mickey Mouse tie (two points)
vi. Photo of Cinderella’s favorite horse (three points possible)
vii. Photo of Lady and the Tramp’s paw prints (two points)
viii. Photo trying to pull the sword from the stone (three points possible)
ix. Photo while you “sing in the rain” (three points possible)
x. Photo with Dino-Sue (three points possible)
3. Lets Be Creative (Up to seventeen points)
a. Photo in your favorite silly Disney hat (three points possible)
b. Photo of a live animal that is portrayed by a Disney character (two points possible)
c. Photo of a unique souvenir less than 10$ (four points possible)
d. Photo of Mickey’s face made from something unique (three points possible)
e. Photo that describes the essence of Disney World (five points possible)
4. Participation Counts (Up to ten points)
a. Get a caricature done and take a photo of it (three points)
b. Photo of being a Festival of the Lion King chosen participant (four points)
c. Try some Beverly at Club Cool and photograph the reaction (three points)
5. Those Crazy Tourists (Up to sixteen points)
a. Photo of a family dressed in the same outfits (three points)
b. Photo of a girl dressed up like a princess (two points)
c. Photo of a kid on a leash (three points)
d. Photo of a man in socks and sandals (two points)
e. Photo of someone being proposed to (four points)
f. Photo of someone wearing a giant fanny pack (two points)
6. Who Won? (Up to thirteen points)
a. Photo of the longest queue time for a ride (four points possible)
b. Photo of the most outrageously dressed guest you can find (five points possible)
c. Photo of your highest score at Buzz Lightyear (four points possible)
7. Ride the Rides (Up to ninety points)
a. Photographs of team members on the rides
i. Points are based on amount of team involved (see list later)
8. Where’s Mickey? (Up to one hundred forty-eight points)
a. Photographs of team members with characters
i. Points based on completion, amount of team involved, and rarity of character (see list later)
9. Let’s Make A Movie (Up to forty-five points)
a. Points are given for completion and creativity
i. Commercial for your favorite attraction (15 points possible)
ii. Two-minute version of your favorite Disney movie (15 points possible)
iii. What to do while waiting in a long line? (15 points possible)





Where’s Mickey characters
1. Aladdin (Two points possible)
2. Alice from Alice in Wonderland (Two points possible)
3. Ariel (Two points possible)
4. Aurora (Two points possible)
5. Baloo from The Jungle Book (Two points possible)
6. Beast (Three points possible) *
7. Belle (Two points possible)
8. Buzz Lightyear (Two points possible)
9. Captain Hook (Two points possible)
10. Chip ‘n’ Dale (Two points possible)
11. Cinderella (Two points possible)
12. Cruella De Vil (Four points possible) **
13. Daisy Duck (Two points possible)
14. Darkwing Duck (Four points possible) **
15. Darth Vader (Three points possible) *
16. Donald Duck (Two points possible)
17. Dopey (Three points possible) *
18. Eeyore (Two points possible)
19. Esmeralda (Four points possible) **
20. Fairy Godmother (Two points possible)
21. Flik from A Bug’s Life (Three points possible) *
22. Gaston (Four points possible) **
23. Genie (Three points possible) *
24. Goofy (Two points possible)
25. Jafar (Four points possible) **
26. Jasmine (Two points possible)
27. Jessie from Toy Story (Two points possible)
28. Jiminy Cricket (Two points possible)
29. Lilo (Two points possible)
30. Little John from Robin Hood (Four points possible) **
31. Mad Hatter (Two points possible)
32. Maleficent (Three points possible) *
33. Mary Poppins (Two points possible)
34. Mickey Mouse (Two points possible)
35. Minnie Mouse (Two points possible)
36. Mr. and Mrs. Incredible (Two points possible)
37. Mr. Smee (Two points possible)
38. Mulan (Two points possible)
39. Peter Pan (Two points possible)
40. Piglet (Two points possible)
41. Pinocchio (Two points possible)
42. Pluto (Two points possible)
43. Pocahontas (Two points possible)
44. Prince Charming (Two points possible)
45. Queen of Hearts (Four points possible) **
46. Rafiki (Two points possible)
47. Robin Hood (Four points possible) **
48. Snow Queen (Four points possible) **
49. Snow White (Two points possible)
50. Stitch (Two points possible)
51. Terk from Tarzan (Three points possible) *
52. Thumper (Two points possible)
53. Tigger (Two points possible)
54. Timon (Two points possible)
55. Tinker Bell (Two points possible)
56. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (Three points possible) *
57. Wendy (Three points possible) *
58. White Rabbit (Three points possible) *
59. Winnie the Pooh (Two points possible)
60. Woody (Two points possible)


Ride the Rides (all are THREE POINTS possible)
1. Animal Kingdom
a. DINOSAUR
b. Expedition Everest
c. Kali River Rapids
d. Kilimanjaro Safaris
e. Primeval Whirl
f. TriceraTop Spin
2. Epcot
a. Gran Fiesta Tour
b. Journey Into Imagination
c. Maelstrom
d. Mission: Space
e. Soarin’
f. Spaceship Earth
g. Test Track
3. Hollywood Studios
a. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
b. Studio Backlot Tour
c. The Great Movie Ride
d. Tower of Terror
4. Magic Kingdom
a. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
b. It’s A Small World
c. Jungle Cruise
d. Mad Tea Party
e. Peter Pan’s Flight
f. Pirates of the Caribbean
g. Snow White’s Scary Adventure
h. Space Mountain
i. Splash Mountain
j. The Barnstormer
k. The Haunted Mansion
l. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
m. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Monday, February 22, 2010

Packing List Take 1

So I know I have 80 something days to go until I leave for Disney. But, I'm hoping to get a job or go back to my old job before I leave…problem is I have way more time then I know what to do with but at some point I won't have the time to do all this thinking and preparing for Disney…the next thing I know I will be driving down to Florida..ahhhh!

Ok so I wanted to make a list of possible things will need for Disney…..

  • Clothes
  1. Business Casual Attire: this is what I suggest to everyone get a few pair of slack personally I got 3 (black, dark grey, and navy blue), get somewhere near 4 or 5 shirt (I got either 4 or 5 it's in my blog below this one), if you can invest in a black blazer you for a very easy professional look with a pair a slack. Get one pair of COMFY shoes; even if you want to get cute flats…make sure you have a basic comfy shoe. Don't forget you will prolly need DRESS socks.
  2. Casual Attire: if you doing Fall advantage you'll need shorts, t-shirts, tank tops are a give, along with some jeans, possibly some sweat pants if your into them, but make sure you have SOME kind of warmer clothing it can get cool. Don't forget your flip-flops, sneakers, and other every day shoes. How much do I suggest depends on your style, hobbies, etc I suggest bring at least 3 or 4 pairs of jeans…unless you a I wear jeans everyday person, as far as short goes its more open ended I'm going to have a stash of shorts and bermudia shorts an prolly somewhere near 15 pairs…because I love to mitch and match and all but, you could get away with some where around the 5-6 area. Shirts are more open ended to, again it depends on your style I will have several camis and tees, along with a few tanks and other shirts. But I would say in total you want to have at least 10 shirts if not more. I will have more because I typically layer a camis with a t-shirt so I know for every t-shirt I'd have a cami. Don't forget your hoodies, jackets and such. Nor, sneakers and sock…all that stuff.
  3. Pajamas: Please spare you roommate of any inappropriate pajamas. Go to Wal-Mart, old navy, wherever invest in some P.J pants…PLEASE! Lol. Also you prolly need some t-shirt (girls specifically) here my advice 1 wait until you get to Disney grab some cute t-shirts, 2. Gets some white t-shirts and make some tie dye…lol Its so much fun and easy. 3. Get one's from your college or at the rest area on your way down.
  4. Formal Attire: There is a formal at the Disney college program girls I assume you'll want a dress…find something cute or maybe you already have something, boys you might need a jacket for this but I'm not 100% sure, or you could just need a tie.
  • Bedding and Linens
  1. Sheets and Brackets: I suggest everyone bring at least two sets of sheets, in addition make sure you have an extra blanket, just in case either if it's really cold…you spill something who knows. Also make sure to have a comforter for your bed.
  2. Towels, yet again I suggest at least two, and in addition I would bring a beach towel for the pool and if you go to the beach or something. I also suggest having the smaller little towels and a wash cloth or too. EVEN if you never use them…you're not at home anymore and mommy's not there.
  • Electronical Things:
  1. IPOD or Music: If this is your cup of tea I suggest having some form of portable personal music player. I know I will be bringing mine.
  2. Alarm Clock: Possibly more than 1…lol. Okay so I will prolly end up with 2 alarm clocks possibly, Ill prolly bring my basic alarm clock, and my ipod alarm clock. Only because I can only set the alarm on my ipod one with the remote and Im VeRY good at losing it so Ill my basic one for when I don't feel like looking for it!
  3. T.V: This is up to you guys as a whole to discuss the whole T.V thing. If any of mine potential roommates/housemates out there: I have a 22 inch flat screen I'm willing to bring…not to big not to small. I love it!
  4. Computer/Laptop: If your taking online classes this is a MUST, if not you can prolly do without or just use the Club computers! But it's still more convenient to have your own.
  5. Camera/Phone/Printer: These are other electronics to consider bringing or investing in. I will have prolly all three…yet again any potential roommate I will have a printer I'm willing to share…lol. I will also have a camera and phone!!! Picture time!!!
  • Bathroom/Kitchen/Other Related Things
  1. Cleaning Products: Okay let's keep this easy invest in some Windex and spay Bleach and you can clean just about EVERYTHING…you need dish liquid too. I swear you can get buy with just those three products…oh and some sponges and paper towels.
  2. Hair Products, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Bar soap, Make-up (if needed) all this I suggest besides makeup to buy fresh and un opened. It makes it easier to get it there…you could buy it when you arrive too.
  3. Dish towels and Pot Holders..I suggest visiting the Christmas Tree Shop they always have some out and normally pretty cute.

Okay so there's prolly some more stuff….put I can't think right now and I feel like I've been writing forever….